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guns, signed by the mayors of boston and new york city, supported by 850 mayors of both political parties all around this country supported the assault weapons legislation and the ban on high capacity ammunition clips. there are very good quotations in this letter. i will not take the time to read them now, but as a former mayor, mayors see what happens on the streets, so i'm grateful for this endorsement and support. mr. united states attorney, to the best of my knowledge, the assault weapons legislation which existed from 1994 to 2004 was never struck down by any court in the land. is that your information as well? >> is, exactly, senator. >> do you believe it was constitutional? >> yes. >> do you believe is possible to draft legislation which is reasonable which exempts over two dozen weapons but specifically concentrates on weapons designed for military use? >> i believe it is possible to craft a law consistent with the second amendment and heller decision that would be constitutional. >> 20 co-sponsors and myself have drafted this legislation. i would like to ask that you tak
-tech in brooklyn, a collaboration between new york public schools, the city university of new york, and ibm, students will graduate with a high school diploma and an associate degree in computers or engineering. we need to give every american student opportunities like this. four years ago, we started race to the top -- a competition that convinced almost every state to develop smarter curricula and higher standards, for about 1 percent of what we spend on education each year. tonight, i'm announcing a new challenge to redesign america's high schools so they better equip graduates for the demands of a high-tech economy. we'll reward schools that develop new partnerships with colleges and employers, and create classes that focus on science, technology, engineering, and math -- the skills today's employers are looking for to fill jobs right now and in the future. now, even with better high schools, most young people will need some higher education. it's a simple fact -- the more education you have, the more likely you are to have a job and work your way into the middle class. but today, skyro
to be made in u.s. -- that is a choice to be made in your city. i yield back the remainder of my time. >> i thank the chairman. mr. holdings is recognized for five minutes. >> i recognize your resistance to finding a middle ground, something short of full citizenship. if he were an illegal immigrant and the united states was in the business of enforcing the immigration laws and your choice was convicted criminal or almost citizen, you would choose almost a cent. quirks as i said before, do i believe something is better than zero? sure. i do not believe that that addresses the entirety of the program here. your focus,ecting it felt hypothetical. if he were giving the opportunity to write the law and ensure that it passed, had we found ourselves 10 years a letter with a large population in the country, would you in forestville lot or find another pathway to citizenship? i would suggest this is not a hypothetical question because this is the question we are dealing with reno for the 25 years ago, they passed comprehensive bill. here we have a low estimate of the 11 billion illegal immigrants a
. [applause] we are endorsed by many municipalities in canada. most recently, the city of vancouver's mayor assigned and made a proclamation that december 13th, 2012, was saved the fraser declaration date for the city of vancouver. this was very brave because my government, the canadian government, has been calling me an environmental extremist, a radical, and an enemy of canada. all i want and my people want is to protect this land, the water, and all that is sacred. [applause] this water we're talking about has no color. this water we're talking about is not just water for my own people. it is water for my neighbor ranchers, my neighbor farmers that live next door to me. it is a human issue and that impact everyone. we are all connected. [applause] the alliance has brought our communities together in canada because we have had oil spills. if you have had on oil spills in this country. oil will spill. it's just a matter of when. it spilled in kalamazoo, which i hear cannot be cleaned up. they spilled in alberta, in the territories of the cree, in the northwest territories and the brothers
stations, small cities in rural areas. would you implement these reductions -- are these the type of reductions will see as a result of sequestration that would disproportionately affect rural america versus urban america? >> there are definitely risks. they will face a cut of $600 million under sequester, a vast majority will be furloughed for one day for the rest of the year. this is going to reduce air traffic levels across the country, causing delays. it is my understanding that there will be a curtailment of service at low activity airports. there will be impacted and feel the effect of the sequester. >> he mentioned that the air force plans to cut facilities and maintenance project by about half, including cuts to 189 projects. do you have a list? >> i can provide you with that level of detail. it is basically everywhere. >> one of the things i am concerned about, if we do go and the sequestration, i have heard that they may have to reduce flying hours by as much as 18%. and very quickly, can you tell us how how that will affect the air worthiness of our pilots? the reality
that we needed 18 to 20 city first said. he said he may be marked in the political market can bear because i'm not insensitive back home. you can't paint en to paper and i know you were making the best recommendations u.k. you put the numbers to paper and at the end of the day, we have not. i want to put into the record a load of articles about iraq, blood for oil, iraq's return to bloodshed, why kurds versus arabs could be iraq's next civil war. be warned, americans withdraw from iraq heralds a world instability. at that permission toput all these articles into the record. thank you, mr. chairman. i just want everye to know, general osten thought long and hard about a residual force. do you remember when you're first getting the job, we had an exchange rates had in football terms, how would she put us other situation in june of 2010. he said i did think were on the 10-yard line and the next 18 months will rate term in whether he could work if the iraqis the opportunity to get to go around beyond 2011. we're having a new quarterback. he said sir, i will take the ball. you agreed with me th
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